Brecon Beacons - Pen y Fan Night-hike

Brecon Beacons - Pen y Fan Night-hike

Thursday 24th August 2023 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NL

Exploring South Wales’ highest mountain by night offers a fantastic experience; this is also the UK’s first Dark Sky Reserve. Weather and clouds permitting, a clear night will provide an ideal opportunity to see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and possibly even meteor showers.

Night-time walking can give a different and fantastic view of the Beacons and, if the clouds allow, the outstanding views of the Galaxy above.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/08/2023

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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